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WOMEN'S RECORD SMASHED AT ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN

02 December 2019

South Africa’s premier ultra-trail running event, the 100km Ultra-Trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT), was dominated by the international contingent in the men’s and the women’s race, with the performance of the day being Great Britain’s Beth Pascall’s convincing breaking of the women’s record by more than 25 minutes, and placing 9th overall.
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COMRADES MARATHON AWARDED IAU GOLD LABEL STATUS

28 November 2019

The Comrades Marathon has been awarded Gold Label status by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). The accolade is a feather in the cap for The Ultimate Human Race which holds a number of high-profile awards which have all contributed to the event's local and global prestige.

The IAU introduced its own labelling system for qualifying events to ensure that the race route is me


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ATHLETES TO WATCH AT THE ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN THIS WEEKEND

25 November 2019

A large group of the world’s best ultra-distance trail runners will join local elite runners on Saturday on the start line of SA’s premier ultra-trail running event, Ultra-Trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT).
 
The UTCT 100km race is the final event on the Ultra-trail World Tour calendar, placing the race firmly on the international trail running landscape. 
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STILLWATER SPORTS WINS PARTICIPATION EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

25 November 2019

Stillwater Sports is proud to have been awarded the “2019 Participation Event of the Year Award” for the FNB Run Your City Series, at the recently held Hollard Sport Industry Awards that took place at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on Friday 22 November.
 
This award comes five years after Stillwater Sports, one of South Africa’s leading sports marketing agencies, conceptu


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COMRADES MARATHON SUSPENDS CHEATS

21 November 2019

Runners found to have been cheating in the Comrades Marathon are tarnishing the reputation of the sport and the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA), as well as disrespecting fellow athletes.
 
It is in this light that the CMA has announced the suspension of three athletes who were investigated for having cheated in the 2019 Comrades Marathon.
 
These athletes were found to ha


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JOHANNES MOST SUCCESSFUL SPAR GRAND PRIX WINNER

18 November 2019

The most successful athlete in the history of the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Grand Prix awards, Helalia Johannes (Nedbank), pocketed a cheque for R185 000 at the SPAR Grand Prix Awards ceremony at Emperor’s Palace in Ekurhuleni on Monday.
 
Not only did Johannes, a 39-year-old Namibian star, win all six races in the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge series, she did so in record tim


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LUCKY MIYA TAKES THE WIN AT THE 2019 K-WAY SKYRUN

18 November 2019

Lucky Miya has taken the K-Way SkyRun title for the 2nd time in 4 years, winning in a very respectable 13hrs56min22sec, despite hot and dry conditions. 
 
“It was a wonderful day today, but very tough,” laughs Lucky. “The 2nd half was brutal, but I am glad I managed to hold on and take the title!” Keeping it a completely South African


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FROM METH TO MARATHONS

13 November 2019

Standing amongst hundreds of other athletes waiting for the start of his first ever Olympic distance triathlon, Costa Carastavrakis fitted in quite nicely. Just like all the other athletes, he was fit looking, healthy and happy. But no one knew that for most of his life he never really fitted in anywhere, and that not too long before, this 42-year-old athlete found himself in rural Mexico smoking crack cocaine an

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GELANT, XABA CLAIM GOLD AT INAUGURAL FNB MAPUTO 10K CITYRUN

10 November 2019

Taking the Maputo City Day celebrations to new heights on Sunday 10 November 2019, the much anticipated FNB Maputo 10K CITYRUN saw South Africans Elroy Gelant and Glenrose Xaba claim gold in the open men’s and women’s race with notable times of 29:06 and 33:10 respectively.
 
SA 5000m record holder and IAAF Silver Label athlete, Gelant claimed his first FNB Run Your City S


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SA ELITE ULTRA-RUNNERS TO TAKE ON WORLD'S BEST AT UTCT

08 November 2019

With just over three weeks until SA’s premier ultra-trail running event, some of South Africa’s elite runners are looking forward to lining up alongside a host of the world’s greatest ultra-distance trail runners, at Ultra-Trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT) on 30 November. 
 
UTCT consists of 21km, 35km, 65km and 100 km events, with the 100km race being the final


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